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Father Charlie Chilufya, SJ, on the economy, Africa and justice

Last month in Toronto, F. Chilufya (economist and Director of the Jesuit Conference's Justice and Environmental Network of Africa and Madagascar) gave a conference entitled “Africa: Tax Justice and the Common Good,” organized by Canadian Jesuits International. He denounced the accounting creativity of large firms which are very expensive for Africa, preventing it from having fair access to food and medication. He also underlined that Canada bears its share of the problem and he encouraged Canadians to care about this issue of moral justice. To read more, click here. Or view a video interview by clicking here.

A Webinar with Kim Daniels on Communications and the Crisis in the Church (May 8th)

Responding to the sexual abuse scandal in the Church is a huge challenge. And that’s why the Jesuit Conference's Office of Communications and Vocation Promotion invited Kim Daniels, associate director of Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, to present a Webinar on this subject on May 8th. To register for free, click here.

A reflection on the sense of grief felt by the public in light of the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris (May 6th)

On May 6th, at Saint Joseph Chapel (Regis College, Toronto), five panelists will reflect upon the meaning of the public grieving caused by the recent fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. They will attempt to understand the reaction of loss and worry which mobilized so many people across the world, beyond language, culture and belief. Participants are asked to submit their questions in advance. For more details about this free event, click here.

The Sacrée Belle Soirée d'Humour is back (May 9th)

Do you feel like having a good laugh and making a difference in this world? Jessy Sheehy, Franky, Daniel Grenier, JC Surette and Léa Stréliski will be the guest performers at the Sacrée Belle Soirée d'Humour at the Gesù (Montreal) on May 9th. Profits from this event enable Jesuit humanitarian and community ministries to continue their work with the most vulnerable in society. To purchase your tickets, click here.

Pope's May prayer intention: For the Church in Africa

In his prayer intention for the month of May 2019, Pope Francis calls us to pray that the Church in Africa may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for the continent. It has become the custom of Pope Francis to release a video message detailing his prayer intention for each month. To view the video, click here.





Recent News

February 20, 2020 — The Jesuits of Canada have urged the Government of Canada to work "assiduously toward a peaceful resolution of the conflict now underway in the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en People".

February 17, 2020 — The current conflict between the Wet’suwet’en First Nations and Coastal GasLink has to do with a natural gas pipeline that Coastal Gaslink wants to build, some of which would pass through traditional Wet’suwet’en territory in the northwestern central interior of British Columbia.

February 17, 2020 — Fr. Greg Kennedy, SJ, sees spiritual conversion as an essential step in our struggle to change the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that lead to the abuse of our Common House and the current climate emergency.

February 10, 2020 — Whether they’re serving immigrants in Richmond, young professionals in New York, or others in settings ranging from Toronto’s inner city to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Jesuit parishes are different. They share a particular sense of identity.

February 10, 2020 — “Theology is never practiced in a vacuum, but always in a specific time and place. This time and place is the modern world.” Sister Susan K. Wood, first female Academic Dean of Regis College, agreed to talk with us briefly about her career path, her projects and her vision of the Church.

February 3, 2020 — One of the important questions we as faith-filled people should be asking ourselves is: How can we live our faith with greater depth and credibility? Another way we could ask this question is through a more imaginative lens: How can we live with more contemplative attentiveness in and toward the world around us?

January 31, 2020 – Kevin Kelly, SJ co-founded the Ignatian Spirituality Project in Toronto, which offers spiritual aid to those who have experienced homelessness. "You learn really quickly that your story is not that different."

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